Gulf County, Florida Population 2024

16,087

Gulf County, Florida's estimated 2024 population is 16,087 with a growth rate of 2.51% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Gulf County, Florida is the 59th largest county in Florida. The 2010 population was 15,826 and has seen a growth of 1.65% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202918,0573942.23%
202817,6633942.28%
202717,2693942.33%
202616,8753942.39%
202516,4813942.45%
202416,0873942.51%
202315,6933942.58%
202215,2998375.79%
202114,4622031.42%
202014,2597615.64%
201913,498-2,639-16.35%
201816,137220.14%
201716,115330.21%
201616,0821380.87%
201515,944-67-0.42%
201416,0111240.78%
201315,8871180.75%
201215,76920.01%
201115,767-59-0.37%
201015,82600%
199011,5048467.94%
198010,6585625.57%
197010,0961591.6%
19609,9372,47733.2%
19507,4605097.32%
19406,9513,769118.45%
19303,182-14,875-82.38%
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2024 Growth Rate
2.51% (394)
County Website
Gulf County
State
Florida
County Seat
2020 Population
14,259
Area
553 mi²
Density
29 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
12.82% (1,828)
Founded
June 6, 1925

Gulf County, Florida Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White11,87879.18%
Black or African American2,26615.1%
Two or more races5953.97%
Native American1370.91%
Other race690.46%
Asian570.38%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Gulf County, Florida Population by Race

Gulf County, Florida Population Pyramid 2024

Gulf County, Florida Median Age

46.5

Total

42.5

Male

52.3

Female

Gulf County, Florida Adults

There are 12,760 adults, (3,493 of whom are seniors) in Gulf County, Florida.

Gulf County, Florida Age Dependency

61.9

Age Dependency Ratio

37.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Gulf County, Florida Sex Ratio

Female6,37342.48%
Male8,62957.52%

Gulf County, Florida Population by Age

Gulf County, Florida Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,6482.1978.621.4
Married2,8582.8186.313.7
Non Family1,9311.2175.824.2
Female6792.3856.743.3
Male1802.2268.331.7

2.67

Average Family Size

2.19

Average Household Size

78.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Gulf County, Florida Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4723.98%
9th to 12th Grade1,22310.3%
High School Graduate4,04934.1%
Some College2,49821.04%
Associates Degree1,0909.18%
Bachelors Degree1,51512.76%
Graduate Degree1,0268.64%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Gulf County, Florida Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Gulf County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White8,9448,0862,297
Black1,9711,289108
Hispanic51535446
2+ Races48944357
Native American137800
Other Race62580
Asian575245

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 93.55%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 78.95%.

Gulf County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$38,134$43,388$34,623
Less Than 9th Grade$23,859$31,250$15,250
High School Graduate$27,578$26,809$28,024
Some College$41,495$45,403$35,000
Bachelors Degree$49,079$68,889$48,257
Graduate Degree$54,052$77,132$46,262

$38,134

Average Earnings

$43,388

Average Male

$34,623

Average Female

Gulf County, Florida Earnings by Educational Attainment

Gulf County, Florida Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Gulf County, Florida Language

93.96% of Gulf County, Florida residents speak only English, while 6.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.88% of the population.

Gulf County, Florida Language

Gulf County, Florida Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White10,7461,18010.98%
Black90525027.62%
Hispanic1884926.06%
Multiple460347.39%
Other161168.75%

12.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.75%

Male Poverty Rate

13.85%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gulf County, Florida

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gulf County, Florida is Other, with 68.75% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gulf County, Florida is Multiple, with 7.39% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.7%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.8%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.45%.

Gulf County, Florida Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.05%
High School13.84%
Some College10.17%
Bachelors or Greater2.57%

Gulf County, Florida Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed64.52%
Male Unemployed46.86%
Female Employed13.2%
Male Employed4.91%

Gulf County, Florida Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Gulf County, Florida Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$56,250$79,013
Families$70,654$92,966
Married Families$82,882$-999,999,999
Non Families$42,595$50,449

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Gulf County, Florida Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.2%

Male Marriage Rate

54.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Gulf County, Florida Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Gulf County, Florida Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Gulf County, Florida Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Gulf County, Florida Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,360

Number of Veterans

1,227

Male Veterans

133

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam649
First Gulf War415
Second Gulf War233
Korea46
World War II0

Gulf County, Florida Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74438
75+328
55 to 64295
35 to 54274
18 to 3425

Gulf County, Florida Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1,15211.64%
Black1165.53%
2+ Races8216.63%
Native American107.3%

Gulf County, Florida Veterans by Race

Gulf County, Florida Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.24%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gulf County, Florida Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

42.4%

Labor Force Participation

40.5%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Gulf County, Florida Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Gulf County, Florida Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Gulf County, Florida Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

52.88%

Born in Gulf County, Florida

96.56%

Native Born

3.44%

Foreign Born

1.85%

Non Citizen

1.59%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.56% of Gulf County, Florida residents were born in the United States, with 52.88% having been born in Florida. 1.85% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Gulf County, Florida Place of Birth

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